Tag Archives: 05-16-2012

Longboat Key police chief killed in crash

Al Hogle, Longboat Key police chief

Al Hogle, Longboat Key police chief, was killed May 14 in a motorcycle crash in North Carolina. According to Longboat Key Police Capt. Bill Tokajer, Hogle was riding with a group of friends in the mountains of North Carolina when …

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Algae surfaces on beaches

The brown unsightly material washed ashore recently on Anna Maria Island beaches is partly non-toxic algae known as Trichodesmium. At the same time, brown seaweed also is drifting ashore, scientists say, and combined, the two substances may appear to some people as the result of an oil spill or dumping in the Gulf of Mexico. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

That brown-looking scum that some Island beach-walkers recently reported seeing washed up along the shoreline is not from an oil spill, as some think, but is an alga common in the Gulf of Mexico that has mixed with ordinary reddish-brown …

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AM mayor declines second term

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Anna Maria Mayor Mike Selby said last week he will not seek a second term in the November city election. The mayor said it took him longer than he expected to make his decision, but believes it is the right …

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Island Trolley sets record, concerns raised

Ridership of the fare-free Island Trolley increased 24.8 percent for the period February-April 2012 compared with the same three months of 2011, an increase of 34,311 passengers. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

Many Island residents and accommodation industry owners, managers and rental agents are thanking their lucky stars for the fare-free Island trolley. Ridership of the trolley, which began operating in 2002, set a one-month record in March 2012 with 64,663 passengers. …

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Third Bradenton Beach P&Z board member resigns

A third member of the Bradenton Beach Planning and Zoning Board has resigned following a contentious May 3 city commission meeting laden with accusations and arguments aimed at P&Z members. Longtime board member and former city commissioner Bill Shearon submitted …

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HB woman guilty of Key Royale Club embezzlement

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    Holly Connelly was found guilty May 11 of charges she schemed to defraud more than $50,000 from the Key Royale Club by Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Thomas Krug at the Manatee County Judicial Center, Bradenton.      “It was …

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No new leads in missing paddleboarder

There are no leads in the search for paddleboarder Jeffrey Comer, 50, who went missing April 29 while paddleboarding in Gulf of Mexico waters off the shore of Fort De Soto Park in Pinellas County. Comer’s paddleboard was found adrift …

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Roadwatch, May 16-23

Marina Drive from 59th Street to 62nd Street in Holmes Beach will be closed from May 16-23 for construction of stormwater drainage lines by the city, according to Bob Shaffer of the building department. A detour will move traffic on …

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Obituaries – 05-16-2012

Marilyn Jean Bradow Marilyn Jean Bradow, 84, of Bradenton, died May 5. She was born in Hinsdale, Ill., and moved to Bradenton in 1957 from La Range, Ill. Mrs. Bradow was a Lutheran. Services will be private for the family. …

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Islander Calendar – 05-16-2012

Thursday, May 17         • 6 p.m. — Dining for Women potluck supper, Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827. • 6-8 p.m. — Hermann Trappman Obscured by Time, Ponce de Leon: The Discovery of America, …

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